Centre for Disability Studies

Centre for Disability Studies


It is with immense sadness that I have to report the recent death on November the 9th of Debbie Jolly following a short illness.  Debbie was a student on our postgraduate Disability Studies programme in 2004/5.  A compassionate advocate and campaigner for disabled people’s rights, Debbie was co-founder of and major contributor to the national organisation Disabled People Against Cuts (DPAC), a board member of the European Network for Independent Living (ENIL) and a key figure in the initiation of the UN’s recent report on the British Government’s violation of disabled people’s human rights . She will be sorely missed by everyone who knew her and a great loss to the disabled people’s movement .

Colin Barnes

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Some books by CDS staff

Broach S, Clements L and Read J (2016) Disabled Children: a legal handbook, Legal Action Group

Soorenian, A. (2013) Disabled International Students in British Higher Education: Experiences and Expectations, Sense

Campbell, T. (2013) Dyslexia: the government of reading, Macmillan

Matsui, A., Nagase, O., Sheldon, A., Goodley, D., Sawada, Y. and Kawashima, S. (eds) (2012) Creating a Society for All: Disability and Economy, The Disability Press.

Oliver, M. and Barnes, C. (2012) The New Politics of Disablement, Palgrave Macmillan

Roulstone, A., Sheldon, A. and Harris. J. (eds) (2016) Disability and Technology: Key papers from Disability and Society, Routledge

Roulstone, A. and Prideaux, S. (2012) Understanding Disability Policy, Policy Press

Roulstone, A and Bish-Mason, H (eds) (2012) Disability Hate Crime and Violence, Routledge.

Shah, S. and Priestley, M. (2011) Disability and Social Change: private lives and public policies, Policy Press

Schiek, D. and Lawson, A. (2011) European Union Non-Discrimination Law and Intersectionality: investigating the triangle of racial, gender and disability discrimination, Ashgate

Hollomotz A (2011) Learning Difficulties and Sexual Vulnerability. Jessica Kingsley Pub.

Hemingway, L. (2011) Disabled People and Housing: Choices, Opportunities and Barriers, Policy Press

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